Music Themed Mobile Games: Recommended Tonic For a Wonderful Mood


Mobile game development technology is not restricted to just fun, it has stretched out to learn with fun. Whether it’s relevant to studies, general knowledge, dance, music, sports, or anything concerning to your interest, there is a mobile game-way to learn through. You must have entertained yourself with quiz game to increase your general knowledge or you would be at leisure while playing football mobile game to enhance your skills, but have you ever learned to play guitars or drums via mobile games.

Music learners are aware of games with game controls enriched with shapes of mikes, dance floors, drums, guitars or other equipments. If such games are exist, why to keep them limited to only music learners? Isn’t it a good idea to expand them among music lovers too? If you really think that it is a good idea, let’s enter the virtual world of music through below given mobile games.

Rock Hero

Rock hero will test your guitar skills and your ability to follow the rhythm of music. Basically, you will be served with notes which you have to hit at the right time. The game has three different modes of difficulties for beginners, learners, and experts. It will give you 9 songs to start your practice and play the game. If 9 songs are few for you, you have option to play with your own songs saved in your playlist. That means you can learn to play guitar on your favourite songs as well.

I think after reading about Rock Hero, you must have made plan to impress someone special by playing guitar on his/her favourite song – agree? Ok, don’t share it, but start it now. Let me alert with the only con of this game is you have to deal with too many advertisements.

Guess The Song

Do you want to test the level of your music likeness? Then Guess the Song based on background music. This is the KBC like game where you will be given 4 options to choose from. Playing the game lonely will create boredom, so it’s better to play with friends in order to create a competitive environment. That surely will double your enjoyment and make you familiar with tons of music.

Piano tiles

I love to play piano. My piano learning desire increases when I see those heroes in movies putting their fingers cutely on piano tiles. Back to the game, Piano Tiles is a charming music game that never makes you feel boring. The only challenge here is not to touch white tiles. And the reward you will get by touching black tiles is a sound of tracks delighting your ears. Don’t think this an easy game as when you will enter you will feel the power of challenge.

Song Pop

Another Guess The Song Like game, but one of the most popular game among music lovers. Equipped with a bulk of songs from thousands of artists have made this app a forever addiction. Music fans can play and compete with each other to obtain maximum points. Here your points will be count on your ability to give the correct answer plus how quickly you are able to give the answer. You can use rewarded coins to unlock a new playlist and to expand your challenging play ground.

Gangnam Dance School

“Oppa Gangnam Style” the three words are enough to make you rock. And you will be happier to know that Gangnam Dance School is your own school where you will teach each move of Gangnam Dance. Not only dance, but you have to save yourself from being a slave of Kingdom Witch.

All the above mentioned mobile games are ideal music picks. Being a music lover you must get involved with them to feel the music with game. Have fun.


Making Games for Apple Watch: Challenges Ahead for Mobile Game Developers

Making Games for Apple Watch

Finally, Apple watch is arrived to purchase. We can still remember the moment when iPhone 3G was released and people got crazy for it. After that, it was iPad who again proved Apple to be on top for releasing advance gadgets. And now it is Apple Watch – the first wearable technology of Apple.

With each release, Apple got an important place in game industry. iPhone and iPad, both are still considered as an important part of iOS game development because of their great user experience features. But what about Apple Watch? We all know that Apple Watch doesn’t possess the same power like iPhone and iPad. So, how this device will make its mark in game industry like the previous devices did?

Let’s see the issues of iOS game developers on path of Apple watch game development and their struggles to tackle with them (the issues).

Minuscule Screen Size Challenges

The biggest issue is mini, wrist-mounted display. If you ask to Apple watch game developers about their issues while making game, this will be the first on their list. If game is made for this platform, it would be less satisfying than users’ expectations.

  • Swipes and Taps: Making swipes and taps on 1.54” diagonal screen would be difficult for users. Taps would go wrong frequently, and users will start hating swipes and taps on Apple Watch app. And it is also true that without taps and swipes, it will be a biggest challenge for developers to make games.
  • Companion Apps: To save from taps and swipes issues, developers can make companion apps of iPhone. Like users can simple manage or control via their smartwatch on their smartphone. But in terms of games, users would like to be with standalone Apple watch game as holding two devices (iphone and iwatch) might ruin their gaming experience.

Apple Watch SDK

Small size display is a big issue and one more is added to this: Apple Watch SDK Limitations. Watchkit is limited to creating extension apps revealing basic information on Apple Watch passed from iPhone. Designing language includes simple interactions and interface components like static images, stationary buttons and scrolling lists. Nothing advance for game development.

Trouble with Animations

Developers creating tradition animated sequence for Apple watch will also face some trouble. When you program a game for PC-consoles, tablets or smartphones, you think about moving everything algorithmically (You figure out where you want to move the things). Here (with Apple Watch), the case is reverse. You have to think about where it is possible to move the things looking at the limited hardware capability of SDK.

Battery Life Issues for Gaming Sessions

A game with long gameplay sessions would absorb the entire battery of Apple Watch which around 18 hours. Before making a game, developer has to first deal with this issue as users don’t like to play the game that alert them to charge their watch in every few hours. Currently, game developers are looking to hit a spot of 10 to 15 seconds of gameplay sessions. It means the whole game would be of 5 minutes. But who likes to raise its arm for just 5 mins of entertainment?

How to Tackle Design Challenges

Overall, you have to design a game with 10 to 15 second sessions, but remain interesting for users and don’t drain the battery out. Also, it must deliver a great user experience with sharp controls on a tiny sized display. For this, you have to work on extra small chunks. You have to adopt completely new concepts instead of thinking for creating a mini version of iPhone game.
Being a game developer, you might be facing some more challenges than those given above. Please share your Apple watch game development issues with us on given below comment box.